About 20 to 30 years ago, fishing from the shore on La Palma was an economic activity in which commercial fishermen fished up to a ton of fish a day out of the sea. Due to the overfishing of the seas, however, the yields became so low within a few years that this type of commercial fishing came to a standstill.
Surf Fishing on Rocks and Piers
However, surf fishing is still common for private use. Young and old Palmeros regularly try their luck on rocks and piers. This is also possible for tourists with the necessary permission. However, good fishing spots from the coast are usually difficult to access. Fishing from the pier is easier.